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March 21, 2014
This one political elitist put his own personal views above the will of the people, arrogantly ruling that all 2.7 million voters were ‘irrational’ in their commonsense belief that the ideal environment for every child is having both a mother and a father committed to each other and to their children in marriage.
Gary Glenn, President of the American Family Association of Michigan • Ripping the court decision to overturn the state’s ban on gay marriage. It’s OK, Gary. Your kind is dying out.
22:18 // 6 months ago
January 23, 2014

Stuff you may have missed: January 23, 2014

Michigan’s proposed solution to the virtual ghost town that is Detroit? The governor wants to give visas to 50,000 highly skilled immigrants who would move to the city and make it more awesome, or something like that.

Is there a possible carcinogen in most sodas? It’s not clear whether 4-methylimidazole (often found in the caramel coloring used in many sodas) is unsafe, but the FDA is double-checking.

The Metro-North train system in NYC had some sort of weird-ass computer problem, leading to a major delay that left people stranded for hours.

Hate revenge porn king Hunter Moore? Good news—he was just arrested on federal hacking charges.

Meet the person who will give the GOP response to Obama’s State of the Union address.

23:35 // 8 months ago
November 21, 2013
It’s for the homeless. Not for Wolf. It’s for the homeless veterans. It’s not for Jim Wolf. They helped me because I was a poster child.
Jim Wolf, the homeless veteran who was featured in a viral video earlier this month • Discussing his recent arrest after causing a disturbance in a Burger King. Wolf, a Grand Rapids, Mich. resident, says that while he’s struggled in recent days—he has started drinking again, which led to the arrest—he is trying to improve his situation, knowing that the pressure’s on thanks to the video, which has been viewed more than 15 million times. (His quote speaks to the fact that he doesn’t want his situation reflecting on Degage Ministries, which released the video in an effort to earn donations for their homeless services.) Wolf has entered rehab in the wake of the arrest.
23:26 // 10 months ago
October 10, 2013

Nearly thirty-year sentence handed down to former mayor of Detroit

  • 28 years in prison will be served by former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, following his conviction on two dozen charges that include bribery and wire fraud. Kilpatrick has been in custody since his conviction earlier this year, and is expected to appeal the sentence. source
14:42 // 11 months ago
July 18, 2013
16:58 // 1 year ago
June 29, 2013

How the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage rulings are affecting state politics

  • changing gears Politicians in a number of states, most notably Oregon, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania, have started discussing repealing laws which bar same-sex marriage in the state, whether through laws or through amendments. (29 states have amendments similar to the one struck down in California.) In the case of Oregon, the state’s Democratic governor, John Kitzhaber, argues that the federal ruling underscores the urgency of the issue. “Oregon has not yet lived up to the ideal of equal rights for all,” he stated. A court decision in Michigan involving a same-sex couple adopting one another’s children could also play a factor in that state—that decision was on hold due to the Supreme Court decisions.
  • doubling down In the case of West Virginia and Indiana, however, Republicans in the states are considering strengthening state laws barring same-sex marriage through the usage of amendments. One advocate in Indiana, the American Family Association of Indiana’s Micah Clark, argues that the decision should be left up to voters. “The future of marriage matters,” he told the Associated Press. “And it belongs in the hands of Hoosier voters, not the courts, not Hollywood, and not the activists seeking to change it from what it is and always has been.” source
11:15 // 1 year ago
February 19, 2013
Remember that episode of “Seinfeld” where Newman came up with a scheme to get rich on bottle deposits by taking New York-bred plastic bottles to Michigan, in an effort to take advantage of the 5¢ difference in deposit costs? Well, Michigan is working to ensure Kramer and Newman can never do this again — well, at least not without risking jail time.

Remember that episode of “Seinfeld” where Newman came up with a scheme to get rich on bottle deposits by taking New York-bred plastic bottles to Michigan, in an effort to take advantage of the 5¢ difference in deposit costs? Well, Michigan is working to ensure Kramer and Newman can never do this again — well, at least not without risking jail time.

23:38 // 1 year ago
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December 11, 2012

Today in Fox News contributors getting beat up on camera: Steven Crowder, described on his Web site as “Fox News’ brightest, funniest young Conservative mind,” found himself in the middle of a crowd full of union folks (understandably upset over the passage of the Right to Work law in Michigan earlier today) who were in the midst of tearing down a tent put up by Americans for Prosperity. Crowder was there asking questions conservative in tone. There appears to be some tight edits in the clip, so we don’t know exactly what provoked it, but this much is clear: A union guy who had enough of Crowder’s you-know-what started punching him in the head.

EDIT: The raw video, which actually aired on Fox News, appears to show an interesting detail.

20:42 // 1 year ago